March 14, 2000

Golf Finishes 14th In Bite/Pacific Coast Intercollegiate, BYU Nips USD For Title

March 14, 2000

Lompoc, Calif. - BYU's Andy Miller drained an eight-foot left-to-right putt on the final hole to give his Cougars a narrow one-shot victory in the Bite/Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Golf Championship at La Purisima Golf Course in Lompoc, CA on Tuesday.

BYU nipped second-place University of San Diego 897 to 896. Andy Miller was one of three Miller brothers playing for the Cougars. They are the sons of former PGA great Johnny Miller. Andy Miller's three-round score of 219 gave him a third place finish in the tourney. Todd Miller shot a three-round 221 to finish fifth. The third Miller, Scott, shot 230 to finish 27th.

USD was paced by individual champion Patrick hawkins who shot 70, 73 and 71 for a total of 214, giving him a three-shot victory over Cal's Robert Hamilton (217).

The lowest single-round score of the tournament was shot by New Mexico State's Jon Babich who checked-in with second round score of 69. The tourney was abuzz in the final round when UC Irvine's Ryan Armstrong struck a hole-in-one on the 12th hole.

The host Gauchos struggled to a 14th-place finish. They defeated 15th-place Weber State and UC Irvine by two shots and they finished seven shots back of 12th-place Nevada and San Francisco. Jeff Wood led all of UCSB's finishers with a 232 and a tie for 32nd place.